Month: July 2015

  • Improving live streaming

    James Franklin was in Philadelphia last night to throw the opening pitch at the Phillies game. I wasn’t there, but I was able to watch it thanks to Onward State and Periscope after receiving a push notification that they were live. It’s been a while since I wrote anything about Periscope or live streaming. I still see tremendous value […]

  • Physical to digital

    A few months ago I stopped carrying a wallet, and switched to just carrying my iPhone, driver license, and debit card most days. Typically the iPhone is all that’s needed, but there are plenty of cases on the margin that end up requiring the two cards—usually getting into bars or getting cash. These are the…

  • Legacy, love, and passion

    “If I won the lottery, I would volunteer at the Lion for the rest of my life,” said Valenti, who has served as the station’s program director since he arrived at University Park campus in 2011 to attend classes (he later switched to World Campus to spend more time with his children). “As a 40-year-old,…

  • Solitude

    Jenny Judge writes on solitude at The Guardian, specifically on “the search for solitude in an internet of things.” I think it’s a fascinating topic: Solitude has long been the condition for inspiration. John the Baptist fled to the desert; Descartes retreated to his fireside; Mahler took refuge in his lakeside cabin. Through solitude, religious,…

  • Foreign influence

    The Economist recently looked at the evolving relationship between Christians and the Chinese Communist Party: The Communist Party is struggling to manage the only cult in China bigger than itself—the Christian church. All down the country’s eastern seaboard it is hard to find a village that does not boast a spire or tower topped with…